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Friday, 16 December 2022

Usain Bolt To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award



Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt will be honoured with the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award.

Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017—will be recognised for his services to sport when this year’s ceremony is held in Salford on Wednesday (Dec. 21).

Eight-time Olympic gold medal-winner Bolt dominated short-distance running for a generation and still holds world records in both the 100-metre and 200-metre sprints.

“I feel accomplished,” he told BBC Sport as he looked back upon his illustrious career.

“I’ve accomplished all I wanted to in my sport, so it’s just a great feeling to know that with [the] determination and sacrifice that I put in that I could accomplish what I wanted to. I always try to motivate people and say listen, believe in yourself and just go out there and do your best.”

Among Bolt’s biggest achievements is winning back-to-back gold medals in both the 100 metres and 200 metres at three consecutive Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016). An 11-time world champion, Bolt is also the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 metres.

He became an international icon when he broke his own 100-metre world record at Beijing 2008, where he won in an astonishing 9.69 seconds. He then smashed that time by a 10th of a second exactly one year later when he won the first of three 100-metre world championships with a time of 9.58 seconds in Berlin.

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